I certainly do like my cheeseburger with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes, but I never thought I'd like my cheeseburger in soup.  That was until I tried today's recipe for 2.  It's a soup that truly eats like a meal -- a cheeseburger and potato kind of meal.  It even comes with classic cheeseburger toppings -- ketchup, mustard and pickles!  Now that's what I call a cheeseburger soup in paradise!

Cheeseburger Soup
Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

What you'll need
1/2 pound lean ground beef, lean ground turkey or ground sirloin 
1/4 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 celery stalk, sliced
3 baby potatoes, peeled and diced 
2 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 carrot, sliced (I used carrot this time, but I will probably eliminate it moving forward)
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups chicken stock 
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper
ketchup, mustard and dill pickles

1. In a medium pot melt butter over low-medium heat.  Add ground meat, cook until meat begins to brown.
2. Mix in onion, celery, garlic, carrot and basil.  Cook for 5 minutes. 
3. Add flour.  Stir until meat is evenly coated. 
4. Stir in milk.  Bring mixture to a boil. 
5. Add chicken stock and potatoes.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. 
6. Mix in cheddar cheese just before serving.  Stir occasionally until cheese melts. 
7. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste. 
8. This last step is going to sound crazy, but I promise it works with this dish -- garnish each serving with ketchup, mustard and chopped dill pickles.  Serve and enjoy your cheeseburger soup in paradise!
Recipe adapted from Cuisine at Home Magazine's Slow-Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

05/15/2012 01:46

Excellent Cheeseburger Soup recipe..Really useful stuff .Never had an idea about this, will look for more of such informative recipes from your side.. good job...Keep it up


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